Marvel Studios once again took to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con to drop a buttload of movie and streaming announcements. If you’ve been following the rumors much of this won’t be a huge surprise, but we are now getting confirmation as Marvel has been mum about any movies coming out after Spider-Man: Far From Home until now. Well, here’s what you can expect in theaters and on Disney+ in the next few years…
The first movie Marvel confirmed is The Eternals. Chloé Zhao will direct, and the following will appear in the movie: Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. The Eternals will unify in theaters November 6, 2020.
Next up was a trip to the smaller screen with The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. This and several other shows were confirmed to be streaming on the upcoming Disney+ service. Anthony Mackie will be reprising his role from the films as The Falcon, as will Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier (aka. Bucky Barnes, aka. White Wolf). This series will take place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the return of Captain America: Civil War villain Baron Zemo (once again played by Daniel Brühl). The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will team up Fall 2020.
Another rumored movie was also confirmed, one featuring Shang-Chi. The Master of Kung Fu’s movie is titled Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Destin Daniel Cretton will direct the movie, which will star Simu Liu as Shang-Chi. Awkwafina will appear in a undisclosed role, and as the title implies yes, there will be an appearance by the real Mandarin, played by Tony Leung. Shangi-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will break down the doors to theaters February 12, 2021.
On to Disney+ again with more information on the previously announced series starring Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) and Paul Bettany (Vision) titled WandaVision. The series will feature a grown-up Monica Rambeau played by Teyonah Parris, whose character appeared as a youngster played by Akira Akbar (and in a flashback scene by Azari Akbar) in Captain Marvel. WandaVision will be viewable in the Spring of 2021.
The Loki series was one of the first shows to be announced for Disney+. However, fans will have to wait until the Spring of 2021 to see Tom Hiddelston play the trickster god again (well, unless he shows up again somewhere else)…
If you thought that Spider-Man: Far From Home would be the last time you hear about the multiverse, you’d be wrong as we go back to the big screen with the announcement of the Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor in the Multiverse of Madness. Scott Derrickson will return to direct the film, as will the Sorcerer Supreme himself, Benedict Cumberbatch. Looks like Doc will have some magical help, as Elizabeth Olsen aka. Scarlet Witch will also appear in the film. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will appear in theaters May 7, 2021.
The What If…? animated series on Disney+ is a reality, or at least one reality. Jeffrey Wright will be voicing the Watcher in the series and several actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will voice their counterparts in the animated series. Watch for the series in Summer 2021.
Another rumored Disney+ series will be hitting the smaller screen: Hawkeye. Jeremy Renner will once again play Clint Barton, aka. Hawkeye. He may not be the only Hawkeye in the series though, as Kate Bishop is confirmed to be making an appearance though no actor was confirmed during the presentation. Hawkeye is targeting a Fall 2021 release.
Taika Waititi being back to write and direct Thor Four was just announced a few days ago, and that proved to be perfect timing, as Thor Four was indeed announced today as Thor: Love and Thunder. Natalie Portman will be returning to the role of Jane Foster(!) in the sequel, and as the goddess of thunder, the Mighty Thor! Oh Chris Hemsworth (old Thor) and Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) will be back too. Thor: Love and Thunder will hammer theaters November 5,2021.
So hey that Black Widow that’s been rumored? Yeah, it’s happening and it is the next movie on Marvel’s slate. They showed footage at the panel, which we guess they aren’t ready to show us. Cate Shortland will be directing, and yes Scarlett Johansson will be back in the Black Widow role. Other castmembers include David Harbour as Alexei aka. The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina. Black Widow will kick your face on May 1, 2020.
Marvel Studios bigwig Kevin Feige went on to describe all the other movies being planned that they did not get to present today including: Captain Marvel 2, Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Fantastic Four, and Mutants?!
Feige then had a “one more thing” surprise for the audience, the announcement that Mahershala Ali will be playing the Daywalker in a new Blade film. No release date was provided for that film.